China has condemned North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile and urged restraint by all sides after the US and South Korea held a military exercise in response to the test.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang said China opposes North Korea’s violations of UN Security Council Resolutions and its actions contrary to the General Aspirations of the International Community.

He said Beijing urged North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop taking actions that could worsen the situation.